Following the success of the last few years we have another opportunity for some candidates to achieve their Level 1 coaching award. As you may know this is the first level of coaching scheme and gives a solid grounding in coaching paddle sport. The remit is not too committing but can still be very rewarding. If you are prepared to help out with Club coaching the Club will also support you financially.
Prerequisites are quite straightforward, you need to be over 16, register with Canoe England hold a two star certificate and attend a Foundation Safety and Rescue Training course. The Club can assist you with all of these. The actual Level one training is scheduled for two weekends in the Autumn (20/21 September and 4/5 October). The course is going to be held in Tewkesbury. Here is a link to a good document outlining the award …
If you are interested please let me know in the next week or so as this course is going to fill up quickly.
Finally if you think you are not ‘good enough’ to be a coach this really is not the case! There is plenty of time to work up to a two star and virtually everybody who has done the course finds that their own paddling improves once they start coaching the sport to others.
let me know quickly if you are interested.
Paddle Sport Development
Wychavon Kayak & Canoe Club